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Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant

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Stand 471 Squire Cummings Road, Victoria Falls -, Zimbabwe
+263 13 43211
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had both lunch and dinner. The food was very good and the atmosphere is great. The problem is the service. It was 30 minutes between ordering deserts and getting them. It was not that busy.

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Thank csfinch@springmail.com
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and valued feedback. We strive for excellence so will take necessary action to ensure that this slip in our usual high standards does not happen again. We are glad that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Melbourne
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339 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried the warthog which was delicious and the kudu stew which was quite ok. About $15us each. 2 mains and 2 entrees with 2 glasses of wine and some water was $74.

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Thank ozzie5melbourne
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the famous warthog and hope to host you again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an unbelievable restaurant with great food and great selection of food as well. I would highly recommend that you try it out

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Thank galovadia89
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. We value your recommendation and appreciate this lovely feedback. We hope you will visit again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great experience here after a day of adventures. The view is awesome over a watering hole. We didn't happen to see any animals, but we still had a great time. The warthog was especially delicious! It was also quite reasonabley priced. Highly recommend.

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Thank Jackie M
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recommendation and great review. We are so glad that you had a lovely evening with us! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Whidbey Island, WA
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102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here 2 times while staying at the Safari Lodge. The views from here are stunning, the sunsets are incredible, and after dark we heard the sounds of wildlife in the near distance. The food was delicious and and plated to be very pleasing to the eye. Our group ordered a variety of dishes from the menu and... More 

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Thank Judy V
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy that you had such an unforgettable experience with us! Thank you for your excellent and detailed review. We hope to host you again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Settle, United Kingdom
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698 reviews
433 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous meal here whilst overlooking the watering hole. The surroundings were fantastic, the service faultless and the prices incredibly reasonable given the location. We ate crocodile for the first time and it was beautiful. One of the best restaurant experiences in one of the worlds finest locations. Truly stunning.

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Thank MD-FatDonkey
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your stunning review! We are so pleased that you had an incredible evening with us and value your positive feedback. We hope to host you again soon! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

El Dorado, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I ate lunches, snacks and dinner here in May 2017 for several days. The food and service was always good. The view dinner singing entertainment was also very nice.

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Thank stevecass2016
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review. Great food, sevice, entertainment and, of course, the stunning view are what makes MaKuwa-Kuwa so unique! We appreciate your valuable feedback and hope to host you again soon! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Lake Worth, Florida
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237 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Located in the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge overlooking the huge waterhole. Food is nicely prep and beautifully presented. Service is beyond prompt and courteous. Prices are very reasonable. Far less than a similar meal in the US. Great variety of local meats and other dishes (kudu, warthog etc. ). Beware of insect issues early evening due to the lights. Quite... More 

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Thank Martin S
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate your feedback and hope that you will visit us again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This may not be the best known restaurant in Vic Falls, but I rate it highly in terms of quality of the food, customer service. We ordered some interesting local cuisines, such as warthog steak and bream fish fillet. It was well prepared, presented and tasty. The service was attentive and excellent.

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Thank Kevin_Yeh
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

We truly appreciate your lovely review! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know of your excellent experience with us. This is what we strive for! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Harare
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Makuwa-Kuwa restaurant offers great food and an excellent service in a most beautiful setting. We had both breakfast and dinner.

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Thank asuncion858
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review! It is so encouraging to know that we are on the right track and helps us to keep up our standards of excellence! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
African, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stand 471 Squire Cummings Road, Victoria Falls -, Zimbabwe
  • Location: Africa  >  Zimbabwe  >  Matabeleland North Province  >  Victoria Falls
  • Phone Number: +263 13 43211
Description
Centuries past, we’re told, an inimitable Royal Drum disenchanted with its owner was lost forever when it ‘jumped’ into the Zambezi River. In honour of this legend, the award-winning Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant celebrates the richness of Africa’s heritage with fine fare and unmatched hospitality. The MaKuwa-Kuwa drumbeat is a call to partake of a royal feast.Located in the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge's central hub is the Makuwa-Kuwa Resaurant - split level and with a 270º view of the unfenced Zambezi National Park, and focusing on a central waterhole attracting year-round wildlife, the a la carte restaurant offers a wide variety of internationally styled cuisine, with a hint of African and game dishes thrown in. Diners are tempted by gourmet dishes made from the choicest selection of local and imported ingredients, and Zimbabwe’s finest winelist. Little wonder then, that this restaurant lays unchallenged claim to Zimbabwe’s top eatery title year after year…

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